of Natick Mall Parking Garage Construction
pictures are from the website of Northeast Concrete Products, LLC; the
firm that supplied the concrete utilized in the construction of the
Natick Mall (1994)'s parking garages. The offical link to NECP's
website is http://www.necp.net; the
information here can be found at http://www.necp.net/projprof.cfm?id=51.
pictures are the company's comments on the project.
completed Parking Garage A, with Jordan Marsh to the left.
Garage A again, with Jordan Marsh to the left and Filene's at the end.
Garage C and its connector to the Lord & Taylor anchor.
Garage A under construction. Filene's remained in business to the left,
while Jordan Marsh and the rest of the mall is constructed on the left
side of the picture.
Garage C under construction, along with what I believe to be the only
picture of the old Natick Sears on the internet. I believe the building
at the bottom right of the picture was the former Sears Auto Center.
Garage B under construction.
completely sure what garage this is, I believe it's Garage A.
completed Parking Garage C, at the Sears connector bridge.
Return to From the Natick Mall (1966) to
Natick Mall (1994), Natick (2006), Natick Mall (2007), and Natick
The New Natick Mall
Engineers Design Group
48 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02129
Engineers Design Group
75 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02129
R.W. Granger & Sons, Inc.
415 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Type of Project:
Three (3) Parking Structures for General Growth Properties (previously
known as Homart Development Corporation) at the New Natick Mall
Development off Route 9 in Natick, Massachusetts.
3 Structures @ 3, 4 ,& 5 Levels for 3,675 Cars
Number and Dimensions of
The three (3) Structures Varied in size and were designated Garage "A",
Garage "B" and Garage "C". Each structure had a different number of
parking levels but all typically used 60' Wide Bays in their
When the new Natick Mall was built the owner needed a sufficient number
of parking spaces that could easily access all mall tenants and allow
for future expansion at the mall. The owner needed to create new
parking, alleviate traffic on Route 9 for the new Natick Mall, and
maintain shopper access to the existing Filenes and Sears (that were in
use at the old Natick Mall, and planned to stay open during the new
construction). In order to preserve ongoing shopper access, provide
sufficient leasable space near the Natick Mall Complex in the future,
provide for phased construction, provide for phased occupancy and limit
the amount of water run-off from the parking operations General Growth
Properties determined that the best way to achieve overall project
success was going to demand that the parking solution for Natick Mall
would be a phased structured parking solution. General Growth
Properties chose to build the structured parking on a Design Build
construction format with the end result being three state of the art
all precast concrete parking structures being built right, built fast,
built for future expansion, built to last and built for the best price.
Advantages of using
Economical, Durable, Phased Construction, Preserve on going Retail
Operations and Demolition, All Weather Construction, Speed of
Construction, Future Expansion, and Openness of Design
Explanation of Needs and
The Natick Mall's precast parking structures provide the owner with
open "light-bright" parking facilities that allow shoppers to easily
and safely access the Natick Mall properties securely in all types of
weather both night and day. There are a total of nine (9) pedestrian
bridges that access directly from the precast parking structures to the
various mall stores.
R.W. Granger and Engineers Design Group worked integrally with
Northeast to ensure the timely fabrication and delivery of the precast
parking elements on site in phases, including the deep foundation
piling also designed as precast concrete. Phase one construction was
the construction of Garage "A" and one half of Garage "C", in order to
provide parking for Filenes and Sears, both of which remained open
during the entire construction period. The completion of Phase one
enabled the demolition of the existing parking lot and several existing
buildings. Once Phase one was completed and ready for parking the
existing Natick Mall structures were demolished and the construction of
the final half of Garage "C" and the entire construction of Garage "B"
were completed. As the Natick Mall grows and is expected to attract
more anchor stores Garage "B" has been specially designed to receive
two more entire precast levels to support the additional retail area
volume and increased parking. By having the precaster work integrally
with the design/build team the owner was guaranteed the fastest, least
expensive, and most durable structured parking deliverable available.
General Growth Properties liked our solution so much…they did it again
less than two years later when they built the Brass Mill Mall in
Waterbury, Connecticut. Granger, EDG and Northeast were there again to
provide General Growth with what they wanted… A DURABLE… SAFE…. STATE
OF THE ART… STRUCTURED PARKING SOLUTION… ON TIME… ON BUDGET… AGAIN!!!!